Tag Archives: cross country

Running With the Enemy

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over forty years since that late summer day when I took a chance and traveled far from home to run with the Mohawk Cross Country team at one of their pre-season practices. I’ve … Continue reading

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From the Archives: On Running Hard in Dual Meets

[The beginning of cross country practices and the post-Labor Day surge at work has made it  difficult for me to think clearly, let alone sit down and write. So with apologies for the re-posting, here’s something from the archives: a … Continue reading

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Adventure Run

Since the end of the school year, I’ve had two priorities: run every day… and I can’t remember the second one. I wanted to run every day because months of running sporadically, and only when I had time for it, … Continue reading

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Youth and Its Discontents

Were we tougher back then? Maybe. It’s the first Tuesday in November and the last workout before the league championships. Today’s workout is a “T” run — team, tempo, and togetherness — and most of the team has, indeed, made … Continue reading

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And Then the Rains Came

A deluge of thoughts while sitting in a rain-soaked traffic jam on Route 128 North:

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The Cross Country Paradox

I don’t have a lot of time to write this morning, what with preparing for the afternoon’s practice and worrying about what makes sense for the sixty kids at my school who have shown up for cross country this fall.

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Cross Country, We Need to Talk

Cross Country, we need to talk. We’ve known each other for a very long time, been through a lot together… You were my first and favorite sport in high school. You were the reason that when I was just a … Continue reading

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